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Extraordinary Women By Tom Stoddard

Extraordinary Women by Tom Stoddard

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Without glamorising or sanitising the harsh realities of our world, this book presents the endurance and iron will of women in situations of war, poverty and hardship.

Extraordinary Women Summary

Extraordinary Women: Images of Courage, Endurance & Defiance by Tom Stoddard

Typical warzone coverage has two focuses. The fighters, predominantly young men; and the victims - everyone else. This book calls this familiar narrative into question. Without glamorising or sanitising the harsh realities of our world, it presents the endurance and iron will of women in situations of war, poverty and hardship. Throughout his career, award winning photographer Tom Stoddart has shown us the remarkable resilience of all sorts of people from across the world. With Extraordinary Women, he hones his focus on the female perspective. His photojournalistic approach travels through the recent decades, with images displaying courage and freedom, the working lives of everyday women and the frontline of war. Each photo serves as a testament to the agency and strength of those who are so often portrayed as vulnerable and helpless. Tom Stoddart has built a reputation for compelling work, and this collection is especially remarkable for its uncompromising celebration of humanity.

Extraordinary Women Reviews

"...through Stoddart's unflinching black-and-white images, we somehow don't see these women and girls as victims of the often desperate circumstances in which they find themselves. Instead we see them strive together as friends, mothers, daughters, sisters, teachers and teammates." -- The Royal Photographic Society Journal; "In his heart beats above all Sarajevo, the interminable siege, the resilience of the inhabitants in general and of the women in particular to whom this latest book is dedicated." -- Chiara Mariani, Corriere della Sera [translated from Italian];

About Tom Stoddard

Over the course of his career, Tom Stoddart has captured many momentous fragments of history, from the war in Lebanon to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of President Nelson Mandela, the siege of Sarajevo and the Iraq wars. He was granted exclusive access by Tony Blair to photograph the winning Labour election campaign of 1997, and won the POY World Understanding Award for his portrayal of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa in 2003. He won the Larry Burrow Award for Exceptional War Photography that same year, and his book iWITNESS was deemed the best photography book to be published in the USA. His retrospective exhibition, Perspectives, received 225,000 visitors in 2012. For further information see www.tomstoddart.com

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NGR9781788840989
9781788840989
1788840984
Extraordinary Women: Images of Courage, Endurance & Defiance by Tom Stoddard
New
Hardback
ACC Art Books
2020-09-01
272
N/A
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